Georgia Tech Cyberattack Exposes Data of 1.3 Million People

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and birth dates may have been pilfered in the attack. Georgia Tech this week revealed that an attacker infiltrated a central database and stole personal information on up to 1.3 million current and former faculty, students, staff, and university applicants.  The unknown attacker or attackers broke in via a Georgia […]

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Facebook Caught Asking Some Users Passwords for Their Email Accounts

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Facebook has been caught practicing the worst ever user-verification mechanism that could put the security of its users at risk.Generally, social media or any other online service asks users to confirm a secret code or a unique URL sent to the email address they provided for the account registration.However, Facebook has been found asking some […]

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Phishing Campaign Targeting Verizon Mobile Users

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Lookout Phishing AI, which discovered the attack, says it has been going on since late November. Verizon is warning customers about a phishing campaign that is going specifically after mobile users. Mobile devices have emerged as an effective attack vector, according to Jeremy Richards, principal security researcher at Lookout Phishing AI, which discovered the phishing […]

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540 Million Facebook User Records Found On Unprotected Amazon Servers

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

It’s been a bad week for Facebook users.First, the social media company was caught asking some of its new users to share passwords for their registered email accounts and now……the bad week gets worse with a new privacy breach.More than half a billion records of millions of Facebook users have been found exposed on unprotected […]

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Adversarial Machine Learning against Tesla’s Autopilot

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Researchers have been able to fool Tesla’s autopilot in a variety of ways, including convincing it to drive into oncoming traffic. It requires the placement of stickers on the road. Abstract: Keen Security Lab has maintained the security research work on Tesla vehicle and shared our research results on Black Hat USA 2017 and 2018 […]

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The 6 biggest ransomware attacks of the last 5 years

Posted on April 5th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Malware that holds data for ransom has been around for years. In 1991, a biologist spread PC Cyborg, the first ever ransomware, by sending floppy disks via surface mail to other AIDS researchers, for instance. In the mid ’00s Archiveus was the first ransomware to use encryption, though it’s long ago been defeated and you […]

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Elfin Hacking Group Targets Multiple U.S. and Saudi Arabian Firms

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

An Iran-linked cyber-espionage group that has been found targeting critical infrastructure, energy and military sectors in Saudi Arabia and the United States two years ago continues targeting organizations in the two nations, Symantec reported on Wednesday.Widely known as APT33, which Symantec calls Elfin, the cyber-espionage group has been active since as early as late 2015 […]

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New Settings Let Hackers Easily Pentest Facebook, Instagram Mobile Apps

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Facebook has introduced a new feature in its platform that has been designed to make it easier for bug bounty hunters to find security flaws in Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram Android applications.Since almost all Facebook-owned apps by default use security mechanisms such as Certificate Pinning to ensure integrity and confidentiality of the traffic, it makes […]

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Ransomware Attack Forces Aluminum Manufacturer to Shutdown Systems Worldwide

Posted on March 24th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Photo by Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix One of the world’s largest producers of aluminum has been forced to shut down several of its plants across Europe and the U.S. after an “extensive cyber attack” hit its operations, leaving companies’ IT systems unusable.According to a press release shared by Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro today, the […]

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7 keys to a successful IT security career

Posted on March 24th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

I’ve been in an IT career since 1987, starting as a PC troubleshooter and security consultant. Then I went on to be a trainer, network technician, network supervisor, director of networks and technology, VP of IT, principal security architect and finally evangelist. I changed companies along the way and sometimes stuck it out for over […]

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